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New Mexico Land Conservancy

Helping people conserve the places they love.


Conservation easements protect:


Helping ensure that our watersheds remain whole and healthy – filtering and replenishing – and that precious, life-giving rivers, streams and other water flows are protected.


Helping protect the natural resources that wildlife depend on: water, habitat, and open space for their migratory corridors and flyways. After all, wildlife – and nature, in general – doesn’t recognize property lines!

Working Lands    

Helping ranchers and farmers keep their properties whole and their heritage preserved, providing food and protecting New Mexico’s open space for public benefit.

Our Vision: One Million Acres Conserved!

Goal: 1,000,000 acres!

291,551 acres conserved!

Land Conservation protects water, too!

Land conservation can play a critical role in ensuring that our watersheds remain whole and healthy. New Mexico Land Conservancy efforts have led to:

Conservation of:

of seasonal waterways

.. . . and an additional:

of perennial rivers and streams

Our new annual record: 70,121 acres conserved in 2019!

(total acres as of 5/2020)

Conserving land. Preserving heritage.

Our goal is to preserve New Mexico’s unique and diverse land heritage for conservation purposes and the benefit of local communities, the public, and future generations.

For Love of the Land

Latest News

Seeking a Land Conservation Project Manager

Join our Team! We’re looking for a new Land Conservation Project Manager who will work to protect land and water across New Mexico – with a primary focus on northern and eastern New Mexico – through conservation planning, outreach, conservation easement and land acquisition, fundraising, partnering and policy work.  This exciting position will blend individual, parcel-by-parcel transactions with community, watershed and landscape land conservation efforts.  The Land ConservationProject Manager will also oversee NMLC’s Stewardship Program and supervise the Stewardship Coordinator and any interns/volunteers that are engaged for easement monitoring.  The position will be based in Santa Fe with frequent travel around New Mexico.

Click READ MORE for full job description. Application deadline: August 31, 2020.

Seeking an Office Manager & Administrative Assistant

NMLC seeks a motivated, self-starting, detail oriented Office Manager & Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to the organization; to help run a collegial, efficient and ethical office and facility; and to assist with a variety of other activities and projects as needed and requested.  The position reports to the Finance & Administration Manager and supervises no staff.

Click READ MORE for full job description and application directions.

Beautiful New Mexico in Photographs

Our summer intern, Nick Jacobson,  has a good eye for landscape photography!  Since many New Mexicans are staying home more this summer for health and safety reasons, we thought we’d send you images of the New Mexico landscape as Nick makes his way across our beautiful state on NMLC’s annual stewardship monitoring mission.

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